Carla Sue Lyon, 73, of Coralville, Iowa passed away on March 19, 2017 at the Lantern Park Care Center following an extended illness. Memorial services will be at 10am Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Gay & Ciha Funeral & Cremation Service, where there will be an hour of visitation prior to the services. Burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Carla’s memory to the Coralville United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the funeral home website. Carla was born June 27, 1943, in Lett's Iowa to Carl and Lois (Fowler) Hines. She was married to Thomas E. Lyon. For a number of years Carla was the owner and publisher of the Lone Tree Reporter, Solon Economist and the Johnson County Recorder. She was a member of the Coralville Methodist Church, also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Jasmine chapter. Carla is lovingly remembered by her children, Bryan (Cathy) Snyder of Wilton; Jeanette (Noble) Luke of Iowa City; David Snyder of Iowa City; Tom's daughters, Jane Lee and Maureen Tubbs of MN; 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, siblings, Crave Hines of TN, brother in law Larry Chapman of IL and Larry Rowson of Coralville who honored Carla with love, visits, cards, treats and flowers for decades, and a loyal friend to her till the end. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Tom; sister, Claudia (Hines) Chapman and grandsons, Brandon Snyder and Mick Snyder.